Female lead? WAH, THAT'S BULLYING THE MALE LEAD.
Dear Fringe Fan-Person,
So you love Joshua Jackson, that's great. Really, that's just dandy, I'm happy for you but do you have to express that love for him by constantly bashing Anna Torv? Is it really necessary to big up Joshua Jackson by calling her a bad actress, complaining about her "ugly face," and going on and on about how stupid she is?
Yes, the fandom focuses on her a lot but that doesn't mean we "hate," Josh, it doesn't mean we ignore or devalue him and it certainly doesn't mean we're "bullying" him (bullying? Really? Most of us have never met the guy). Having a woman in the traditional action hero role and having her save the guy from time to time doesn't mean that his character is worthless (how dare that uppity woman have agency and take charge, I mean, how DARE she?).
If we do focus on her, there's a good reason for that: SHE'S THE MAIN FUCKING CHARACTER. The others are important, of course, but at its core, this is HER hero's journey, it's about HER discovering the secrets of her past, HER coming into her power, HER saving the world. If you can't handle the idea of a show with a female lead, kindly bugger off and focus your attention on one of the other kabillion shows or movies out there that focus on the menz.
Me and probably just about everyone else who follows the Anna Torv tag on tumblr.
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